What's Happening at the Library
Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library
10655 Dowling Park Drive
Live Oak, FL 32064
Hours: M, W, Th, Fri – 9:00 AM – 6 PM
Tues. – 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM – 4 PM
Every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 AM the Starbooks Café will be open to the public. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be served (free of charge).
June 4 – Featuring the veterans
June 11 – Featuring past travels
June 18 – Featuring places I’ve lived
June 25 – Featuring the good ol’ days
You do not need to bring a story; just come for the companionship.
Get ready!! Have books, will travel!! The Jo Kennon Public Library now has a traveling library; it is not a bookmobile, but a book wagon. We will be coming with library books to a location near you, so look for the blue wagon.
You may check out books, return books, or even sign up for a library card. The traveling wagon will return to each location every three weeks. A sign will be posted at each location with the date and times of the next visit.
Schedule for Traveling Library
Tuesday, June 4 from 10:00 – 10:30 AM Dacier Manor
Tuesday, June 11 from 11:00 – 11:30 AM Rumph Dining Hall
Wednesday, June 19 from 10:00 - 10:30 Copeland Community Center
(Please note the different day and time)
Tuesday, June 25 from 10:00- 10:30 AM Rumph Dining Hall
The Jo Kennon Library has a new locking display case. There are 5 shelves, approximately 12” x 12”. The public is invited to put a display in the case. Stop by the library and sign up.
FINE ART DISPLAY
The Jo Kennon Library is pleased to announce that a fine art painting will be displayed each month. One of our patrons is a collector of fine art and has graciously offered to display one piece a month.
The Jo Kennon Library is pleased to announce that a magnifying viewer is available for use in the library or for checkout. Books, newspaper articles or any written materials can be enlarged. Stop by for a demonstration.
GROUPS USING THE MEETING ROOM
Every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
“Life After ___________” – Monica Serlick is using the meeting room for a discussion group about life changes. Monica has been part of the Live Oak community since 1998. She has a Masters degree in mental health counseling, is a Florida Human Services Board Certified Practitioner, and is a certified family life education therapist.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
The summer reading program entitled, A Universe of Stories, has its blast off on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 AM. A great program is planned. All aged children are welcome.
All children, regardless of age, are encouraged to sign up for the summer reading program. Prizes for reading books will be given away all summer. The staff has prepared some exciting activities:
Wednesdays at 2:30 PM – Story time (ages 3 - 5) – stories, songs, crafts and more
Fridays at 2:00 PM – Crafts and other projects (ages 6 and up)
Children are encouraged to stop by any time to do a craft or play with a maker-space.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!
The Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library is now accepting applications for free tutoring. If your child is in the first – fifth grades and needs some one-on-one help with either reading or math, please stop by the library to fill out an enrollment form. Specific tutoring times will be determined by the child’s schedule.
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Yes that is correct!! The adults are also going to have their own summer reading program. We are encouraging all residents of the Advent Christian Village and surrounding area to sign up. Registration is as simple as giving us your name; you may stop in or just simply call us. Upon registering, you will receive an entry into the prize drawing. For each book you read, each puzzle you do, or each activity you attend at the library you will receive and entry into the prize drawing. The more you read, the more entries you will receive. There will be nine prizes given away, one each week and then a grand prize at the conclusion of the program.
Our goal for the summer is to have each of you at the Village check out a book from the Jo Kennon Library. Stop by, visit the traveling library, or soon you can have books delivered to you by mail. Details for mail delivery will be forth coming.
EVERY SATURDAY FROM 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thanks to the generosity of the Advent Christian Village and the creativeness of the Jo Kennon staff, we now have an inside miniature golf course. There are six different and exciting holes, each very cleverly designed. This golf course will be set up in the meeting room every Saturday. Come in any time from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and try your skill (luck).
June 1 at 10:00 AM – Essential Oils – Join us with Becki Arnau of F.R.O.G. Essential Oils as she teaches a class about the benefits and uses of essential oils, such as using them in your skin care routine, adding them to your food, using them to clean, or if you simply intend to make your home smell pleasant!
June 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM – Craft Club – Join us on the first Tuesday of every month. This month we will be making button mosaics.
June 6 at 10:00 AM – Armchair Travels – Iwo-Jima with Jennings Bunn
June 6 at 12 noon - History of Suwannee County – Eric Musgrove, Clerk of Court and County Historian, will be covering Crime in Suwannee County.
June 6 at 4:30 PM – HANDBELL CHOIR CONCERT – Please support the children of the Jo Kennon Library. This group of children has been practicing for a lot of weeks under the direction of Richard and Barbara Phipps. They have given a concert at Dacier Manor and are now going to perform for the public. After the concert, we will have an ice cream social. All are invited.
June 13 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat is a great opportunity to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like in a barbershop. You are invited.
June 13 at 1:00 PM – Food Demonstrations - Foodies unite!!! Join us when Darrel Presley will be talking about bee keeping. Honey samples will be available.
June 17 at 10:00 AM – Armchair Travels – Philippines. Laura Putnam will be here to talk about her career working in the Philippines.
June 18 at 11:00 AM – Home Sweet Home – The driving force of the Home Sweet Home project is for residents to have a safe and secure homeownership. Their goal is to develop an outreach plan where legal services are provided to address heirs’ property issues. All attendees will be eligible to receive legal information.
June 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Rock Painting – Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists. All supplies are provided.
June 19 at 10:00 AM – Adult Program – To Be Announced
June 26 at 10:00 AM – Adult Program – To Be Announced
June 27 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat is a great opportunity to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like in a barbershop. You are invited.
June 28 at 10:00 AM – Book Club – This month’s book is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson – You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction, and from the very first page of this remarkable novel he will steal your heart.
MORE FROM THE LIBRARY
Are you needing help with your cell phone, computer, or e-reader? Sign up at the library for one-on-one help.
You might receive a book bouquet from the library. We will randomly deliver a suitable book decorated by the staff to your door. The staff at the library just want to spread some good cheer.
The Jo Kennon Public Library would appreciate your donations of plastic shopping bags. If possible, smooth them out before donating.
We are looking for a small book shelf approximately 5 feet tall by 24” wide.
The library needs plarn (plastic yarn) makers. Literally thousands of bags have been donated and now it needs to be turned into plarn. Stop by the library for a quick lesson and supplies to make plarn. No experience is necessary.
Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin – The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America--first by way of the movies; years later, through a miraculous green card.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware – On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver- The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.
Drying Up by John M. Dunn –America’s wettest state is running out of water. Florida – with its swamps, lakes, extensive coastlines, and legions of life-giving springs – faces a drinking water crisis. Drying Up is a wake-up call and a hard look at what the future holds for those who call Florida home.
Career & Resource Fair
Ribbon Cutting NFCC
Community Care Golf Tournament